Sallins National School

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Mother’s Day Ombré Cakes


We started with 4 cakes of different colours.


Using a scone cutter, we cut out lots of sponge circles of the different colours.

We put the icing on to each sponge and stack them up.



We decorated the top of each cake with icing, little flowers and stars. They looked lovely!


We put them into small boxes with “Happy Mother’s Day”


They looked delicious!


How are our seeds coming along!

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5th class Felting

We were really lucky to have a felting session with an artist Liadain Butler. We really enjoyed it and we hope you enjoy our masterpieces!

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5th class Engineering

After all our designing and planning it was time to get down to action. We enjoyed working with our group and we were delighted that things went well. We had to share ideas and respect everybody’s opinion. We had to divide up the jobs then. We were very pleased with our results. We were studying the famine in history.

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Our Eiffel Towers!

In 2nd class we were learning all about France. Mrs Martin gave us a job to build our own Eiffel Towers. The real Eiffel Tower is in Paris.

We were only allowed to use newspaper!! Teacher put us into groups and we had to tell everybody our idea. When we thought our idea was good we started to build it. We like looking at everybody’s and we put them all in the hall.

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Engineers’ Week – 4th class made tables using newspaper!!

During Engineers’ Week our class were asked to make tables using eight pieces of newspaper and sellotape and a piece of card. Our table had to hold at least one book! We were puzzled at first! How was this going to work! We were put into groups and we had to come up with a plan first before we could touch anything. It meant we all had to share any ideas. Then the hard bit. We had to agree on what we would do. We divided up the jobs so everybody was doing something. We were really pleased with our results. We loved doing this. Some of us would like to be engineers when we grow up!



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Thank you to our two Engineers!

Thank you from 2nd class and 3rd class for coming to our school and helping us to make our bridges. We learned lots of things.

We know it is important to work together in our group. We learned it is important to draw a design and get everything ready before you start. We learned it is important to share the jobs. We learned it’s important to finish the job on time!

We really enjoyed building our bridges and looking at everyone else’s to see what they did. We had great fun and we would love to do it again. Thank you Brian and Dave


Dave gives us good advice.

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Engineers’ Week in St. Laurence’s NS

We’ve had a very busy Engineers’ Week here in our school. We were very lucky that two parents, Brian and Dave came to help us.

Brian and Dave told us a lot about the work they do. They work for Intel.

After the talk our teacher divided us up into groups of 6. Our task was to design and build a bridge. We had to talk with each other, listen to everybody’s idea and draw a design for our bridge. We had ice-cream sticks, string, sellotape, blutack, paperclips and elastic bands to use for making our bridges. That was all. The bridge had to go between two chairs and we had to measure the distance so that everybody’s bridge was the same length. We had great fun!



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Growing seeds ms Burkes 4th class Ellie,Kate,Aaron and Thomas

We planted carrots,cress and runner beans. We had so much fun planting! We have to water them and give them light and nutrients!

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Patrick Monahan and The Irish Wheelchair Association

Last Monday Patrick Monahan, the paralympian, and Katie from the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) came to visit 3rd class. First of all Patrick spoke to all the 3rd classes about how he came to be a wheelchair user and what life was like as a paralympian. It was great to hear his story and he really inspired us.

After that Ms. Cully’s class, along with Patrick went to the P.E. hall, where Katie met us. She brought in some wheelchairs and we got to do some basketball wheelchair drills and then we played a match. We had the best day. We now understand how using a wheelchair is not as easy as it looks.  A huge thanks to Patrick and Katie from the IWA for coming to talk to us! Check out our photos.






Happy St. Patrick’s Day from 5th Class

The three 5th classes got together to perform the following numbers for Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Tá súil againn go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as.


Glenn ar an feadóg:

Moves Like Jagger:

Grá dom Leonadh:

Cailín na Gaillimhe:




All Weather Pitch – Online Petition

Our school has applied for a grant for an All Weather Pitch for the school .This will also be open to members of sports teams and community groups around Sallins.

At the moment the pitch can only be used about 4 of the 10 months in the school year. If we get this grant, the pitch will be available for the entire year.

Please help us spread the word by signing our online petition using the link below:

All you need is your name and email address. (Please ignore any ‘donation page’, this is not linked to our school, just close the page.)

We will be running a Slogan Competition in the school next week, so get brainstorming! Spread the word.

Míle Buíochas!

Ava, Matthew, Aoife & Lucy. On behalf of the Field Committee.


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Our trip to Alexandra College tonight: 9th March 2017

We are looking forward to our trip to Alexandra College tonight. We are playing the piano at the concert.

You are all invited to come along too. We have been practicing our pieces and it will be great. We will take some photos and post them on the blog soon.

Posted by Sarah and Kate in the band.



FROM SALLINS: Co. Kildare.



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We are starting up our walk on Wednesday campaign on 8th March. Everyone is encouraged to walk to school every Wednesday. This will reduce traffic and everyone gets a chance to exercise and get fitter. Class teachers will count how many people walk each week and the class with the highest number of walkers will get a prize of extra yard time!

Get Active Get Fit Your Body Needs It!!

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Molly & Charlie Room 28

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Spanish Tortilla: March Cooking in Room 18. Healthy Choices!


You will need…

  • An onion
  • A sweet red pepper
  • 250g cooked baby potatoes
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  1. Chop the onion and pepper into small pieces.
  2. Chop the potatoes into chunks leaving the skin on.
  3. Crack the 8 eggs in a bowl and add the salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix with a hand whisk.
  5. Put the olive oil on pan and heat.
  6. Fry the onions and peppers for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the potatoes and fry for another 2 mins.
  8. Pour the egg mixture over the contents of the pan and cook for 5 minutes at a low heat.
  9. Now carefully put the pan under a hot grill for another 2 mins until the tortilla is golden.
  10. Cut the Spanish tortilla and share with some friends!!
  11. Delicious!
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